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Authority

W.S.Kent (1880: 247–248)

Class

Subphylum Heterokonta, Genera Incertae Sedis

Order

N/A

Family

N/A

Additional References

Vørs (1992a: 72, figs 34c–h, 35.5–6), Patterson et al. (1993: 74, fig. 2F, G), Tong et al. (1997, 102, figs 6I, 7D)

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Basionym

N/A

Synonyms

Bodo cephaloporus J.Larsen & D.J.Patt. (Larsen & Patterson, 1990: 816, figs 4h, i, 6a, b)

Description

Cells elliptical, dorsoventrally flattened, 4–5 µm long, 3–4 µm wide, biflagellate. Flagella unequal; one flagellum inserted subapically but directed to the posterior of the cell (i.e. trailing), the other flagellum thin, inserted anteriorly and directed forward. A gliding heterotrophic flagellate.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, south of Australia; Arctic Canada and Greenland, as well as temperate and tropical localities (Vørs 1992a).

Comments

A brief report of material cultured from a Prydz Bay marine sample included one cell of the closely related Ancyromonas melba D.J.Patt. & A.G.B.Simpson (Tong et al., 1997).

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